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Anemone.']                           FLORA IKBICA.                                      23

sented a series of gradations connecting it with the ordinary form of the species.
The fruit is quite the same in all the varieties, the beak being hooked while yonng",
but straight and rigid in the ripe acheninm. A. mollitt .Wall. Cat., is said to he
from Khasia ; but as the species is rather an alpine one in the Himalaya, and has not
been found in. that district by other collectors, it is probable that the specimens,
which are mere fragments, have been accidentally wrongly ticketed.

10. A. rivnlaris (Ham/ in DC. Syst. i. 211, Prod. i. 21, non
Wall. Cat.) ; foliis trisectis, segraentis tripartitis vel profunde trilobis,
lobis iterum trilobis irregulariter inciso-serratis, iuvolucri 2-3-ph3rlli
foliis tripartitis, segmentis trilobis vel indivisis oblongis dcuminatis
argute inciso-serratis, cyma decomposita, acheniis oblongis in rostrum
recurvum acuminatis. — *-Don, Prod. 193. A. Mspida, Wall. Cat. 4694 !
A. Wightiana, Wall. Cat. 4697 1 W.ttA. Prod. 3 ; Wight, Ic. t. 936 !
Nilg. PL p. 2. i. 4 1 Hook. Ic. Plant, t. 1 76 ! Lindl. Bot. Reg. 1842,
t. 8 ! A. dubia, Wall Cat. 4698 (Jide W. et A.} ; W. et A. Prod. 3.
A. geraniifolia, Wall. Cat. 4693 I

HAS. Ladak : in aquosis infra 10,000 rara!; ubique in Himalaya
temperata, alt. 5-IO,00'0 ped., in graminosis humidis et seens vias :
in Sikkim ubi ad alt. 13,000 ped. ascendit in jugis interioribus tantum ;
in montibus Khasia ! ; in peninsulse australis et Zeylaniae montibus
temperatis ! — (M. per totam sestatem.) (v. t>.)

Sericeo-pilosa, 1-3-pedalis. 'Radix crassa, lignosa. 'folia 2-6-undalia, majors
longissime petiolata, circnmscriptione rotundata vel reniformia, protoxide cordata.
Involucri folia ssepe'3-5-uncialia, subsessilia vel alato-petiokta, segmentis ultimis
oblongis vel lanceolatis. Infloresoentia, decomposite cymosa. Involucelli folia saepius
bina, bipartita, segmentis lanceolatis vel linearibus parallele nervosia, ineiso-serratis.
Sepala, 5-8, ovalia, obtusa, estus sericea, ^-f-uncialia, intns alba, extns caemlescentia.
Achenia ^-tmcialia.

This species, which grows at a lower elevation than any other, is -the only one
which extends within the tropics, and, indeed, except A. elong&ia> Don, which is
found in Khasia, the only species yet known in India out of the Himalaya, Not-
withstanding the formidable array of synonyms which we have brought together,
it is by no means a variable plant, except in size. A monstrous state, in which the
flower is converted into a leafy umbel, soinetin.es six inches in diameter,' is common
in northern India. The original specimen of A. dvlia> in the Linusean Society's
herbarium, belongs by some accident to JL. nemorosa, or some closely allied plant.
Ihere can, however, be no doubt that that synonym is correctly referred here, as we
have the authority of Wight (Nilg. Plant, p. 2) for uniting it to J.. Wightiana.

Sect. 5. OMALOCARPUS, pC.—^cftenia ovalia, valcte compreaea,
11. A. demissa (H.f. et T.) ; foliis trisectis, segmeatis petioktis
late xuneato-obovatis varie incisis, seapis prostratis, involucri folik 3
sessilibus trilobis, floribus 1-6 exinvolucellatisi acheniis glabris stylo
deflexo apiculatis.
HAB. Jn Himalayse orientalis proyincia Sikkim, alfc. 1S-1 6,00 Oped.!
— -(FL Jul.) "(t?. t?.)
VOlosa vel rarius glabrata. ~Rad*x crassa, sublignosa, coUo incrassato polyphyllo.
Folia tmcialia, petiolo longitudine vario. Seapi 8-12-unciales. Pedicelli floriferi
breviusculi, fructiferi seepe, elongatt Sepala ovalia» J-^-uncialia, caemlescentia.
Ovaria, glabra. Achenia late ovalia, % UHciam longa.